ESP Guitars' Incredible 'Monster Hunter' Guitar
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Monster Hunter video game, ESP Guitars in Japan has created a (very pointy) guitar inspired by the game.
The guitar features what can only be called a huge blade with several horns protruding from it, which makes it seem like it might be more than a little painful to play.
The guitar has a price tag of 2,300,00 yen, which is a little over $22,150.
Check it out above and in the photo gallery below!
Because we can, we've also included photos of several other guitars from the ESP Custom Shop, most of which were designed by Master Luthier Masao Ohmuro.
Shinigami This guitar is an image of Shinigami (god of death) slashing a scythe direct into the body. This god of death shows his face through the cyclone that has formed a crack spread throughout the body, and he seems ready to cut someone’s neck at any moment. The scythe is angled to penetrate diagonally through the body.
Amakusa The basic concept of this guitar is European medieval culture in the early Edo era. A Japanese person named Amakusa Shiro was a Christian who led a rebellion against the oppression of Christians by the Tokugawa shogunate. The body shape, a cross broken right and left, is from the image of the sea in the story of the 10 Commandments. This art expresses the resurrection of the charisma of an old era from a coffin enshrined in an old church.
RV Snake Shinigami and RV Snake are "brothers" made with with a similar type of concept.
Orihalcon Orihalcon is made from a metal used in the lost city of Atlantis. The concept on this guitar was that it’s a legendary guitar that sank into the sea with Atlantis, and it was salvaged many years later.
Kizoku Kizoku was built with a motif of a cross. This guitar expresses the nobility god of death who was sealed in the cross in olden days and is trying to break the cross sealing the prevention against evil. He is seeking an opportunity to get out to this world after many years.
We snapped this pic at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show.